Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (425)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

425. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide information in respect of calves (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46349/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department does not collect data regarding calf euthanasia on Irish farms.

With regards to on farm deaths, 2.5 % of calves were registered as dead before they attained six weeks of age in 2018. These data compare very favourably with other livestock rearing countries in the EU and Worldwide.